Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Questions, questions, questions on NIE

Rick Moran at RWNH has a few questions about the recently declassified NIE document, followed by a few more.

I have my own question to ask the Democratic jackasses in our federal employ regarding the pattern of leaks: what part of national security do you not understand?

Let me spell it out for you, and let us begin with some definitions. "National" means having to do with a nation. What is a nation? I hear you ask. All right, I don't hear you ask, which is really why I'm answering the question. Somebody needs to tell you.
Nation. 1a. A relatively large group of people organized under a single, usually independent government; a country.b. The territory occupied by such a group of people.
We are that group, we occupy that land.
2. The government of a sovereign state.
That would be you.
3. A people who share common customs, origins, history, and frequently language; a nationality.
We all, again.

Now, since we are a democratic republic, this means you are hired (via election, appointment, or simple personnel management procedures) to serve our interests. We do not include foreign jihadists, we do not include terrorists, we do not include anybody who chooses to live outside our strongest common customs (we call them "laws", by the way, and most of you are supposed to be upholding them like the rest of us). Those who choose to live outside our customs, we put outside our society, outside our nation... be it by deportation or by imprisonment.

Now that we have us established, let us move on to part two:

1. Freedom from risk or danger; safety.
We will never have absolute security in this universe. We're not asking for this. We're asking for reduction of risk, reduction of danger... within reason. What harm is humanly possible to prevent should be prevented by all reasonable measures.
2. Freedom from doubt, anxiety, or fear;
Not really asking for this, either. Still, it would be nice to have this reduced, too, just a tad, via confidence (part of the definition at Bartleby)
3. Something that gives or assures safety, as: a. A group or department of private guards. b. Measures adopted by a government to prevent espionage, sabotage, or attack. c. Measures adopted, as by a business or homeowner, to prevent a crime such as burglary or assault.
Now, see, the b subdefinition is where you guys come in, which is why I emphasized it. That is why we hired you in the first place. It's not just in your job description, it is your job description, top, bottom, cover page and fine print. As in any business, when an employee deliberately fails to do his job, we -- as the employers -- have an obligation to call you into our office and tell you to your face that we no longer require your services.

In other words, keep this up and you're fired.

And this includes the Republicans and others who can't get off their overstuffed chairs to prosecute the criminals who threaten our security. As one of our prominent employees not too many years ago said, "If you're not with us, you're against us."

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